Living Wage Calculation for Muskegon, MI

The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year). All values are per adult in a family unless otherwise noted. The state minimum wage is the same for all individuals, regardless of how many dependents they may have. The poverty rate is typically quoted as gross annual income. We have converted it to an hourly wage for the sake of comparison.

For further detail, please reference the technical documentation here.

Hourly Wages 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Living Wage $10.12 $21.59 $26.98 $33.99 $16.44 $20.92 $23.39 $26.15 $12.35 $8.00 $12.35 $14.78 $17.36
Poverty Wage $5.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $7.00 $9.00 $11.00 $13.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $6.00
Minimum Wage $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50 $8.50

*Documentation for families with an adult working part-time is available separately, here.

Typical Expenses

These figures show the individual expenses that went into the living wage estimate. Their values vary by family size, composition, and the current location.

Annual Expenses 1 Adult 1 Adult 1 Child 1 Adult 2 Children 1 Adult 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Adults (1 Working) 1 Child 2 Adults (1 Working) 2 Children 2 Adults (1 Working) 3 Children 2 Adults (1 Working Part Time) 1 Child* 2 Adults 2 Adults 1 Child 2 Adults 2 Children 2 Adults 3 Children
Food $3,047 $4,613 $6,867 $9,073 $5,587 $7,069 $9,079 $11,031 $5,587 $7,069 $9,079 $11,031
Child Care $0 $6,680 $10,894 $15,109 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,680 $10,894 $15,109
Medical $1,973 $5,420 $5,134 $5,294 $4,344 $5,134 $5,294 $5,152 $4,344 $5,134 $5,294 $5,152
Housing $6,012 $9,120 $9,120 $12,708 $6,816 $9,120 $9,120 $12,708 $6,012 $9,120 $9,120 $12,708
Transportation $4,235 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $11,498 $8,042 $10,504 $11,460 $11,498
Other $2,560 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $5,702 $4,175 $5,027 $6,260 $5,702
Required annual income after taxes $17,827 $38,050 $47,546 $59,904 $28,963 $36,855 $41,213 $46,092 $28,159 $43,535 $52,107 $61,201
Annual taxes $3,217 $6,867 $8,575 $10,786 $5,238 $6,652 $7,436 $8,301 $5,128 $7,854 $9,396 $11,019
Required annual income before taxes $21,043 $44,916 $56,121 $70,689 $34,201 $43,507 $48,649 $54,393 $51,388 $33,287 $51,388 $61,503 $72,220

Typical Annual Salaries

These are the typical annual salaries for various professions in this location.

Occupational Area Typical Annual Salary
Management $82,620
Business & Financial Operations $50,390
Computer & Mathematical $56,370
Architecture & Engineering $64,330
Life, Physical, & Social Science $50,340
Community & Social Service $45,230
Legal $66,640
Education, Training, & Library $44,750
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media $40,800
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $55,120
Healthcare Support $27,330
Protective Service $46,820
Food Preparation & Serving Related $19,280
Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $22,700
Personal Care & Service $21,840
Sales & Related $23,870
Office & Administrative Support $30,410
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry $0
Construction & Extraction $41,250
Installation, Maintenance, & Repair $40,010
Production $35,400
Transportation & Material Moving $29,910